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3 Big Reasons that Nordic Decks are better than Plant Synchro

April 1st, 2011

The March 1st Forbidden and Limited List dealt some solid blows to Plant Synchro Duelists.  The Semi-Limitation of Debris Dragon made it a bit tougher to play aggressively, while the Limitation of Dandylion makes lucking into a loaded Graveyard with Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter really difficult.  It also left the Deck vulnerable to D.D. Crow.  Many Plant Synchro Duelists are trying to recover by playing more DARK monsters, aiming to take advantage of the newly-Unlimited Chaos Sorcerer.

But others are pursuing a new option: Nordics.  The Nordic Deck is similar to Plant Synchro: both Decks win by making fast, efficient Synchro Summons, and both string together combos to make overwhelming plays.  But for those courageous competitors brave enough to plunge into new territory, countless rewards await!  Many are finding that whatever Plant Synchro can do, Nordics just do better.  Let’s compare and contrast these 2 strategies, and examine the advantages the Nordic Deck wields.

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EXVC Preview: Unleash Your Inner Trickster

March 23rd, 2011

This past weekend at the YCS in Charlotte we saw Thor, Lord of the Aesir annihilate a dude. It was awesome. And do you know what would be even more awesome? Thor and Loki, Lord of the Aesir annihilating someone at the same time.

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The Nordic Advantage: Efficiency and Forced Plays

March 10th, 2011

The stage is set: while YCS Dallas saw the earth-shaking debut of the new Legendary Six Samurai Deck, the playing field is now a little more level thanks to the March 1st Forbidden and Limited List .  With Storm of Ragnarok now widely available, Duelists are ready and able to explore new strategies in a new tournament environment.  And slowly, competitors are coming to appreciate the true power of the Nordics.

There are a lot of things that are obvious about the Nordic theme.  Thor, Odin, and Loki are really big.  Checkmark.  Gleipnir, the Fetters of Fenrir is one of the best search cards ever printed.  Checkmark.  But from there, things get a little hazy for many Duelists.  In order to really “get it,” most have to play the Deck.  It’s only when the cards are in your hand (and your opponent’s face gets that confused look as he tries to decide whether or not he should attack your face-down) that it all gets clear.  This Deck isn’t just about massive, flashy Synchro Monsters.  It’s also about efficient plays; careful card management; and forcing your opponent to make decisions they don’t want to make.  Because if they don’t keep attacking, you’re going to blow away their field with Black Rose Dragon and then throw down a monster with 4000 Attack Points.  This Deck is fast, smart, and cerebral.

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Wotansday Night Matchup: Blackwings VS Nordic

February 16th, 2011

Storm of Ragnarok is here, so it’s time to look at the kinds of matchups we’ll be seeing at tournaments across the world. You’ve probably seen Six Samurai in action enough to last you for a while after its dominant performance in Dallas,so with that in mind, it’s time to take another look at the Norsemen in this week’s Wotansday Night Matchup! They’ve got their hands full this time, as they’ll be facing off against the ever-powerful archetype, Crow Hogan’s own Blackwings!
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The Nordic Alfar

February 10th, 2011

Each of the 3 Aesir in Storm of Ragnarok rule over their own tribe of Nordic monsters and Loki’s the Aesir in charge of the Nordic Alfar! The Nordic Alfar themselves work together to help you Synchro Summon Loki.  Here are some combos you can do with these cards to Summon Loki and some cards that can help make your Nordic Alfar Deck stronger!

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